About the DesignerNaoto Fukasawa
Japan (1956 - )
Born in Yamanashi, Japan, in 1956, he graduated in 1980 from the Department of Product Design at Tama Art University. After eight years working in the United States for the IDEO studio, he then became director of their Tokyo branch. In 2003 he founded Naoto Fukasawa Design. Since then he has organised a series of workshops and exhibitions entitled Without Thought, with the collaboration of several designers in the studio, producing numerous publications on the theme. One workshop gave rise to his famous CD player marketed by Muji, which in 2002 won both the German IF Gold award and the British DandAD prize. In April 2003 he also won the prestigious Japanese Mainichi Design Award. For his invitation to New York's Museum of Modern Art, Fukusawa presented the work Personal Skies during the Work spheres exhibition. In September 2003 he established the brand ?0, dedicated to the design of electrical equipment and accessories for interiors, such as the mobile telephone KDDI/au Info bar which won immediate acclaim. He currently sits on Muji's advisory board for high quality design. Naoto Fukasawa has worked with driade since 2005.
Naoto Fukasawa was born in 1956. Has worked in a consulting capacity as well as designed both domestically, in Europe and other parts of Asia. His design experience is both diverse and widespread, ranging from electronics to furniture, and is recognized on a global scale. He continues to hold the 'Without Thought' workshops under his own personal idea regarding people's unconscious memories and actions leading the way to design. In 2006, he founded 'Super Normal' with Jasper Morrison. In 2007, he was accorded the title of Honorable Royal Designer for Industry (Royal Society of Arts). In 2009, he held an exhibition with photographer Tamotsu Fujii entitled 'THE OUTLINE The Unseen Outline of Things' at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, and published a book of the same title (Hachette Fujingaho). He has also authored An Outline of Design (TOTO Shuppan), the compilation of his works NAOTO FUKASAWA (Phaidon) and co-authored Super Normal (Lars Müller Publishers) with Jasper Morrison. Features:
- Ladders made from birch in natural lacquer
- Five shelves
- Zinc and aluminum supports
- Dimensions: 57.9" H x 33.9" W x 15.6" D